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Cardinals Charities

Founded in 1990, Cardinals Charities supports programs designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona.

Cardinals Charities' grants are awarded on an annual basis in response to applications from various qualified non-profit organizations whose goals and programs meet the mission statement.

Since its inception, Cardinals Charities has distributed more than 4 million dollars to over 300 worthy Arizona charitable organizations on behalf of the Arizona Cardinals and the National Football League.

Mission Statement
The Arizona Cardinals Charities Fund supports programs designed to improve the quality of life and enhance opportunities for children, women, and minorities in the state of Arizona.

General Guidelines for Beneficiaries

  • Organizations must be exempt under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service code
  • At least 75 percent of funding must be spent in Arizona
  • Grant application will be limited to once each year; however, organizations may reapply each year

Application Process


The Cardinals Charities grant cycle will open on March, 1st, 2014.   All applications must be received by July 1st , 2014 to be considered.


A New Leaf, Inc.


Accept the Challenge, Inc.

Against Abuse, Inc.

Aid to Adoption of Special Kids

American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter

Anthony Bates Foundation

Area Agency on Aging, Region One, Incorporated

Arizona Animal Welfare League/SPCA

Arizona Baptist Children's Services

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation

Arizona Helping Hands, Inc.

Arizona Lions Vision Center, Inc.

Arizona Recreation Center for the Hanidcapped

Arizona Science Center

Arizona Zoological Society, DBA Phoenix Zoo

Arizonans for Children, Inc.

Arizona's Children Association

Assistance League of Phoenix

Assistance League of the East Valley

Back to School Clothing Drive

Be A Leader Foundation

Best Buddies Arizona

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson

Boy Scouts of America

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River

Boys and Girls Club of Bisbee

Boys Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Council

Camp Soaring Eagle Foundation

Catholic Charities Community Services, Inc.

Center Dance Ensemble

Central Arizona Shelter Services, Inc.

Challenger Space Center Arizona

Chandler Education Foundation

Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA

Child & Family Resources, Inc.

Child Crisis Center

Childhelp, Inc.

Children's Museum of Phoenix

Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.

Civitan Foundation, Inc.

Coalition for Compassion and Justice

College Depot

Colorado River Regional Crisis Shelter

Community Food Bank, Inc.

Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona

Crisis Nursery, Inc.

Desert Mission, Inc.

Devereux Arizona

Down Syndrome Network

DREAMS Organization

Educare Arizona

Educational Enrichment Foundation

El Rio Health Center Foundation

Elevate Phoenix

Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix

Flagstaff Medical Center

Flagstaff Shelter Services

Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona

Fresh Start Women's Foundation

Friendly House

Future For Kids

Gabriel's Angels

Gail Good Hat & Company


GAP Ministries

Girl Scouts- Arizona Cactus Pine Council

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

HandsOn Greater Phoenix

Helen's Hope Chest, a serice of Mesa United Way

Homeless Youth Connection

Homeward Bound

Hope & A Future


ICM Food and Clothing Bank

Imago Dei Middle School

IntelliSchool Charter HS

Jewish Family & Children's Services

Jewish Family & Childrens Services of Southern Arizona

Kids Enjoying Exercise Now

Kids Playing for Kids

Kingman Area Food Bank

Leukemia Foundation of Arizona

Literacy Connects

Maggie's Place, Inc.

Make A Wish Arizona

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation

Mission of Mercy

Mothers Against Drunk Driving


National Advocacy & Training Network

National MS Society, Arizona Chapter

National Relief Charities

Neighborhood Ministries

New Life Center

New Way Academy

Our Family Services, Inc.

Parenting Arizona - Division of Chicanos Por La Causa

Partnership for a Drug-Free America

Pendergast Education Foundation


Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation

Phoenix Day

Phoenix Rescue Mission

Playworks Arizona

Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

Primavera Foundation, Inc.

Rio Rico Youth Football & Cheer, Inc

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix

Ryan House

San Tan Learning Center

Save the Family Foundation of Arizona

Shoebox Ministry

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Sojourner Center

Southeast Pop Warner

Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC)

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS

Southwest Human Development

Special Olympics Arizona, Inc.

St. Joseph the Worker

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

Student Expedition Program

Sun Life Family Health Center

Susan J. Rheem Adult Day Centers

Teach for America

Teen Lifeline

The 3000 Club

UMOM New Day Centers, Inc.

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona

United Food Bank

United Way of Northern Arizona

Unlimited Potential

Valley of the Sun United Way

Valley Youth Theatre


Verde Valley Sanctuary

Veritas Preparatory Academy

YMCA - Ahwatukee Foothills

YMCA - South Mountain

YMCA - Yuma Family

YMCA- Copper Basin

YMCA- Flagstaff Family Branch

YMCA- Lincoln Family Downtown

YMCA of Southern Arizona

YMCA- Tempe Family

YMCA- Valley of the Sun: Maryvale Branch

Young Arts Arizona LTD.

Foundation for Blind Children